Table 1: Estimated surface area of Palladium nanoparticles on different supports and values of rate constants for reduction and half-life of CT ( , ) at [pH2] 0.05 atm.

S. No.Type of support *Estimated surface area Pd area per mL of water (each support—100 mm3), 10−2 mm2/mLCT transformation rates
(Hr−1) (Hr)

1Pd/Foam8.30.1096.35
2Pd/CNT/Foam25 × 1030.3761.84
32x Pd/Foam16.60.1813.82
42x Pd/CNT/Foam50 × 1030.7110.97

*Obtained from the data published earlier [9].